Sustainment Center of Excellence Headquarters (SCOE)
The Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCOE), a state-of-the-art Headquarters building, supports Fort Lee's role as the "Home of Logistics" for the U.S. Army. Through the BRAC Act of 2005, SCOE reflects the consolidation of the Army's logistical entities into one centralized facility. This Headquarters facility leads the way to provide training and support for the logistical aspects of employing, housing, feeding, supplying and moving an army.
The new $50 million facility is a 4-story, 230,000 SF steel structure built out of precast concrete and glass skin. The Army desired an image similar to contemporary office buildings that also reflected the prestige and significance of the functions to be housed in this Headquarters building. The result is a clean, modern building with high visual impact entry elements that extend into the site, away from the bulk of the building, creating a sense of ceremony.
The two main entrances of this Headquarters are centrally located along the north and east facades, creating a symmetrical appearance to the facility. The main entrances continue through the facility, connecting to the main circulation corridor. This corridor location provides a direct access to all of the primary areas of the facility, within the least amount of distance. Contained within the facility are efficient open-plan administrative spaces, private offices, training facilities, high-tech audio-visual and teleconferencing capabilities, robust internal communications, high reliable MEP systems, anti-terrorism/ force protection design. In keeping with the Corps' commitment to environmentally-responsible design, the facility incorporates many sustainable design features and is has achieved LEED Silver certification.
Owner: General Services Administration
Architect: Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Contract Value: $50 M
Square Footage: 230,000